Showing posts from February, 2013

Wills Lifestyle

FASHION Wills Lifestyle presents 7 th  edition of  Debut Felicitates India aspiring fashion talent Wills Lifestyle announced the seventh edition of, a first of its kind initiative for recognizing India promising young talent in fashion arena. The third regional round of this edition kicked off today at the Wills Lifestyle store at    The Wills Lifestyle Phoenix Mills Store, Lower Parel  in Mumbai.  Debuts an extension of Wills Lifestyle association & commitment with India's most prestigious fashion event  Wills Lifestyle   India Fashion Week and aims to encourage students of fashion through showcasing, recognizing & launching outstanding talent of tomorrow. This year the contest received an overwhelming response through more than 340 online registrations and 150+ portfolios received from Fashion schools across the country namely, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT); National Institute of Design (NID); Pearl Academy of Fashion; (NIIFT) Norther


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SapphireIMS Strengthens its Service Desk to Help Enterprises Improve their Customer Experience   Helps CXO and the decision makers to get a bird's eye view of the Service Delivery Operations BANGALORE / MUMBAI, India - February 11, 2013 SapphireIMS , one of the leading providers of end-to-end IT Service Management solutions, today announced that SapphireIMS has strengthened its service desk offering, to enable the enterprises to provide an improved and a better service for their customers. SapphireIMS service desk is an ITIL certified IT service management platform enabling organizations to model service delivery management functions (which includes IT and Non-IT) and track the adherence.  This allows the CXO's and decision makers to get bird's eye view of the entire service delivery operations.   SapphireIMS service desk has enhanced its Service Level Management (SLM) for simplifying the complex rule invol


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RAPOO Launches 5.6mm Ultra-Slim E9080 Wireless Touchpad Keyboard for HTPC and Boardroom Presentations Feb 13, 2013 New Delhi : RAPOO, global leaders in providing cutting-edge wireless peripheral products, launched its feature rich wireless touchpad keyboard – E9080. It is designed to address the requirement of wireless speed and comfort level for home theatre PC (HTPC) and boardroom presentation setups where PC is connected to a big screen. It is a ‘floating’ controller that will allow one to direct the action from anywhere in the room.   Key Features 5.6mm at thinnest, scissor key structure and stainless steel plate, provides the right comfort Switch between touchpad mode and num-pad mode with a gentle slide Reliable 2.4GHz wireless connection with up to 10m working range The E9080 connects using 2.4GHz wireless, via a miniature USB 2.0 receiver. E9080 is a full-sized 101-key keyboard, set into an attractive brushed stainles

KitCHen Survey

HEALTH KitCH en Surve y by India n Medic al Acade my                                    ‘Visually Clean’ Not Necessarily Hygienic   Visually clean kitchen is only a superficially clean kitchen if it is not properly disinfected and sanitized, a new survey conducted by the Indian Medical Academy (IMA) among 1,400 homemakers from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune, and 500 doctors across the country, has found. While 87% of homemakers responded that the removal of dirt, dust, grease and oil qualified as adequate kitchen cleaning, and nearly 95% of them believe that ‘visually clean’ implied hygienically clean, only 13% felt it important to remove germs and bacteria from their kitchens. In contrast, 100% of doctors asserted that ‘visually clean’ only means superficially clean and not hygienically clean. “The general perception of kitchen hygiene among Indian homemakers stems from what appears to be visually clean as opposed to a properly sanit


CORPORATE SEBI amendments to ESPS/ESOS need to be   extension beyond 30/6/2013: ASSOCHAM To avoid the confusion created by the SEBI’s recent guidelines on (ESPS/ESOS) schemes, an apex industry body ASSOCHAM has suggested extension in the date for final disposal of shares held beyond June 30 this year and meanwhile prescribe that any currently available shares shall only be used for an aligned schemes and not otherwise sold/dealt with in the secondary market.   In a note submitted SEBI, ASSOCHAM says there should be a provision that an annual undertaking duly certified by Statutory Auditors can be filed with SEBI/Stock exchanges in this regards to ensure proper monitoring by SEBI.   Under current SEBI (Employee Stock Option Scheme and employee Stock Purchase Scheme) Guidelines, 1999 (“ SEBI Guidelines ”) there is a minimum lock-in condition of 1 year. Similarly, under schemes, where shares were acquired from secondary market, the options/

P&G Shiksha

CORPORATE/SOCIAL/CULTURE Walk for the Love of Shiksha   Feb 12, 2013 Having impacted the lives of over 3,85,000 underprivileged children in 2012, P&G’s signature CSR program P&G Shiksha is back this year  and is steaming ahead with the rally cry ‘Padhega India Badhega India’. This Valentine’s season, renowned personalities like Arbaaz Khan, Huma Qureshi, Farah Khan, Neha Dhupia and Dr. Anjali Mukherjee urged people to proclaim their love for education and joined the march to support P&G Shiksha’s vision of empowering underprivileged children with access to education. Every child in India has the right to free and quality education; yet approximately one out of every two children do not have access to school[1].Stepping ahead for the cause, renowned celebrities like Arbaaz Khan, HumaQureshi, Farah Khan, Neha Dhupia and reputed skin specialist Dr. Anjali Mukherjee  joined hands to come together on a single platform, thus participating in a histo

KSMD Impex (India) Pvt. Ltd

CORPORATE/NEW PRODUCTS KSMD Impex (India) Launches Olive Oil brand IL Tempio Two Marvels from the Mediterranean, launched in India Feb 13, 2013   Mumbai :The aroma of the Mediterranean is all set to entice taste buds in India.KSMD Impex (India) Pvt. Ltd. (a subsidiary of KSMD Holding B.V.) has forayed into the Indian edible oil market by launching two variants of its globally popular Olive Oil brand IL Tempio in the country -  IL Tempio Extra Virgin Olive Oiland IL Tempio Pomace Oil. One litre packs are priced at Rs. 700 and Rs. 499 in the Indian market(IL Tempio Pomace Oil is also available for Rs. 1498 in a five litrecan). The products are manufactured from olives picked from the finest groves in Europe and processed in advanced world class facilities, dripping with aroma and health. Speaking on the momentous occasion Mr. SradhanandSital, CMD, KSMD Holding BV and KSMD Impex (India) Pvt. optimistic about the future. He said, “We are pleased to

Forevermark Diamonds

FASHION/JEWELLERY Forevermark D iamonds  shine  at the   2013 Bafta awards LONDON, 10 th  February 2013 - Forevermark, the diamond brand with a promise of beauty, rarity and responsible sourcing, sparkled both on the Red Carpet an on stage at the 66th British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards.   -      BAFTA presenter, actress  Jennifer Garner  brightened the stage with an exquisite pair of 2.47 carat Forevermark Encordia™ earrings and Forevermark diamond ring and bracelets.   -     BAFTA presenter, actress  Gemma Arterton , wowed the audience with a spectacular 7.67 carat Forevermark diamond ring by Stephen Webster paired with a magnificent pair of 10.09 carat Forevermark diamond stud earrings by Chow Tai Fook.   Earlier in the weekend, stars celebrated the BAFTAS at glamorous events. Actress Natasha McElhone as well as mother and daughter duo, Yasmin and Amber Le Bon sparkled in Forevermark diam

Smile Foundation

CULTURE/SOCIAL Smile Foundation announces 3rd season of Ramp For Champs at Planet M Goodwill Ambassador Meiyang Chang show their support for the cause   Mumbai, February 12: Smile Foundation, a national level development organization got associated with Planet M, the Indian music retail store to announce Ramp for Champs a unique celebrity related ramp show to support the education of the unprivileged children .This is an innovative concept of bridging the gap between the privileged and the under privileged section of the society . At the Planet M Hiranandani store, Smile Foundation’s Goodwill Ambassador of Smile Foundation in sending every child to school Meiyang Chang marked their presence to congratulate Smile Foundation for its initiative and provide them their allegiance for the cause. Through this endeavor Smile Foundation is aiming to send 1000 children to school. The Final event is scheduled on February 17, 2013 at ITC Grand Central Mumbai. This is


ENTERTAINMENT TAZ & ROHAN MARLE Y son of the late Bob Marle y party toget her               Legendary Rastafarian Bob Marley's son, Rohan Marley, was in Mumbai along with  The Light of Life Trust hosted a charity gala and auctioned a range of earth-friendly, innovative audio electronics and lifestyle products by House Of Marley. Where British born pop icon and legend singer Taz of Stereo Nation who recently honored with wall of fame in Coventry were seen bonding with Rohan Marley event. Taz is currently in the town and he is searching a new voice for his upcoming Bollywood movie The City That Never Sleeps which is produced by Satish Reddy and Directed by Haroon Rashid. Rohan Marley said, l of these products are made of sustainable materials, without compromising on the superior quality of sound and design. The collection is sure to conquer the heart of real music lovers in India and create trendy, fashionable statements. Taz is

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

ECONOMY/CORPORATE Decision on recommendations of   Rangarajan committee on sugar decontrol   in next 15 days: Prof. K.V. Thomas   The union government is likely to take a decision within next 15 days on the suggestions of committee headed by Dr. C. Rangarajan, chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC) set up last year to study sugar decontrol, minister of state (I/C) for consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Prof. K.V. Thomas said at an ASSOCHAM event held here in New Delhi today.   “All recommendations from Dr. Rangarajan have been assessed, examined and our views have been taken and this now has been circulated and I think within next 15 days we would able to take a decision on all the issues like levy of sugar, release mechanisms and others which the committee has studied,” said Prof. Thomas while inaugurating “11 th National Conference on Commodity Futures Market-The Way Forward,” organised by The